Love you, love where you are and own the choices that you make.
One of the simplest choices to make is to not make a choice at all.
A pastor I know, Stephey Bilynskyj, starts each confirmation class with a jar full ofbeans. He asks his students to guess how many beans are in the jar, and on a big pad ofpaper writes down their estimates. Then, next to those estimates, he helps them makeanother list: Their favorite songs. When the lists are complete, he reveals the actualnumber of beans in the jar. The whole class looks over their guesses, to see whichestimate was closest to being right. Bilynskyj then turns to the list of favorite songs."And which one of these is closest to being right?" he asks. The studentsprotest that there is no "right answer"; a person's favorite song is purely amatter of taste. Bilynskyj, who holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Notre Dame asks,"When you decide what to believe in terms of your faith, is that more like guessingthe number of beans, or more like choosing your favorite song?" Always, Bilynskyjsays, from old as well as young, he gets the same answer: Choosing one's faith is morelike choosing a favorite song. When Bilynskyj told me this, it took my breath away."After they say that, do you confirm them?" I asked him. "Well,"smiled Bilynskyj, "First I try to argue them out of it."
How To Know If You Are Making The Right Choice - …
Film maker Walt Disney was ruthless in cutting anything that got in the way of astory's pacing. Ward Kimball, one of the animators for Snow White, recalls working 240days on a 4 1/2 minute sequence in which the dwarfs made soup for Snow White and almostdestroyed the kitchen in the process. Disney thought it was funny, but he decided thescene stopped the flow of the picture, so out it went. When the film of our lives isshown, will it be as great as it might be? A lot will depend on the multitude of"good" things we need to eliminate to make way for the great things God wants todo through us.